This Thought Habit Is a Sign of Low Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Blaming is a cognitive distortion. Meaning, it’s a thinking style common among those with depression and anxiety. Blaming is when we: think other people are responsible for our emotions; or think outside factors are the cause for our stress/failure/etc.; or take on responsibility for other people’s emotions or things outside of our control. Blaming andContinue reading “This Thought Habit Is a Sign of Low Emotional Intelligence (EQ)”

7 Examples of Emotional Reasoning and 11 Ways It’s Keeping You Stuck

Emotional reasoning is when you determine that how you feel defines reality. So even if you don’t have any proof, you assume something is either true or false because you feel it is. Emotional reasoning is different than intuition or gut instinct. Intuition is a communication from the unconscious mind. Emotional reasoning is the inabilityContinue reading “7 Examples of Emotional Reasoning and 11 Ways It’s Keeping You Stuck”

Want to Rise to a Higher Level of Consciousness? Here’s How

If you want to rise to a higher level of consciousness you need to stop defining yourself by your thoughts and your emotions. Unfortunately, most people currently define themselves by their thoughts and emotions without even realizing it. For example: “I’m angry” or “I feel like it’s true so it must be true.” It’s becomeContinue reading “Want to Rise to a Higher Level of Consciousness? Here’s How”

If Someone Says This They’re Trying to Manipulating You

People have been emotionally manipulating others for ages. Probably since the beginning of time. Maybe they do it without realizing. Or maybe they think it’s OK. Whatever the case, they’re going to keep doing it until we no longer fall for it. A popular form of manipulation is either-or statements. But they don’t need toContinue reading “If Someone Says This They’re Trying to Manipulating You”

3 Common Beliefs You Need to Ditch ASAP

Plus, how to change them. A lot of common beliefs are negatively impactful. They encourage distorted thinking and can wreak havoc on our mental and emotional well-being. When we’re aware of the harmful thoughts, we can reframe them to improve our mindset. The first step is spotting the little suckers. Below are 3 common andContinue reading “3 Common Beliefs You Need to Ditch ASAP”

#1 Secret to Effectively Improving Your Emotional Intelligence… and How to Use It

If you want to be successful, you need to focus on Emotional Intelligence (EQ). It’s essential for job performance, and people with high EQ outperform their lower EQ counterparts (Ref). Not just for work, EQ is beneficial in every area of your life. And those with a higher EQ experience higher life fulfillment and lessContinue reading “#1 Secret to Effectively Improving Your Emotional Intelligence… and How to Use It”

You Need to Reevaluate How You Think About Control. Here’s Why.

Control is a very complex and important topic that impacts every area of our lives including: friendships, love relationships, career, mental health and family. However, it’s not really discussed openly or often. This article defines psychological and emotional control, why it’s important and how we may experience it in our lives. Understanding Control Control isContinue reading “You Need to Reevaluate How You Think About Control. Here’s Why.”

Holidays Without Family Are Tough. Here’s How to Not Let It Get You Down…and Build Your EQ in the Process

Thanksgiving is next week and this year is unlike any other. Many of us have made the difficult decision not to spend the holiday with our family. As someone who has previously spent Thanksgiving without family I can relate to how tough this may be. In this article I show you how to use emotionalContinue reading “Holidays Without Family Are Tough. Here’s How to Not Let It Get You Down…and Build Your EQ in the Process”

Uncertainty Sucks. We Need to Manage It Effectively. Here’s Why.

Uncertainty is a certainty in life. Most of us hate it. However, we can learn to manage it in a way that will make it less sucky. In this article I discuss uncertainty, negative impacts of handling it poorly, ways we negatively cope with it, and how to manage it effectively. Uncertainty is unknowingness. MostContinue reading “Uncertainty Sucks. We Need to Manage It Effectively. Here’s Why.”

19 Ways to Effectively Handle Uncertainty So You Can Stop Worrying and Start Living: Pandemic Edition

Thoughts are the most powerful thing we possess. When we change them, we have the ability to change our entire lives.